The reporting pattern for natural disasters seems to be as follows:
1: Report nature and location of disaster.
2: Report death toll as it develops.
3: Report shambolic aid efforts.
The coverage of the earthquake in Haiti seems to be following this pattern. Sadly, the aid efforts are more disorganised than ever. According to The Times, the UN are trying to pass on as much responsibility for the mess to the shattered Haitian government as they can get away with. As they pass the buck back and forth, not much is getting done.